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Complex Trauma Quiz

Note: This questionnaire is for informational purposes only and is not intended to function as a psychological or psychiatric assessment. These results are not designed to serve as or take the place of a clinical diagnosis. Diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder requires an extensive evaluation by a trained professional. This quiz is for self-reflection and not a diagnostic tool. It’s essential to consult with a mental health professional for a comprehensive assessment and appropriate support.

Instructions:

 

Please rate the following statements based on your level of agreement:

1 = Strongly Disagree, 2 = Disagree, 3 = Neutral, 4 = Agree, 5 = Strongly Agree

 

1. I experience distressing flashbacks of past events.
2. I feel disconnected or distant from other people.
3. It's hard for me to trust others, even those close to me.
4. I often feel on guard or hyper-vigilant.
5. I struggle with feelings of shame or guilt related to past events.
6. Regulating my emotions is challenging for me.
7. I avoid reminders of traumatic experiences.
8. I feel a sense of emptiness or hopelessness.
9. I am frequently overwhelmed by intense emotions.
10. My perception of my perpetrator(s) is distorted, sometimes feeling they're all-powerful.
11. Maintaining close relationships is difficult for me.
12. I often experience nightmares or sleep disturbances.
13. I constantly feel a sense of danger or threat.
14. Remembering key details of traumatic events is hard for me.
15. I view myself negatively and question my self-worth.
16. I sometimes engage in self-destructive behaviors.
17. I feel detached from myself and my surroundings.
18. I have an ongoing sense of distrust and betrayal.
19. Feeling different or separate from others is common for me.
20. I frequently experience anxiety or panic attacks.
21. Persistent negative emotions (e.g., fear, anger, sadness) plague me.
22. I feel like my life might be cut short.
23. Situations that might trigger traumatic memories are ones I avoid.
24. Experiencing positive emotions is challenging for me.
25. Bodily sensations often remind me of the trauma.
26. I constantly feel guilt or responsibility for what happened.
27. Concentrating or making decisions is challenging for me.
28. Even in company, I often feel isolated.
29. I often feel like traumatic events are happening all over again.
30. Thoughts of revenge or hurting my perpetrator(s) preoccupy me.

 

This quiz is for self-reflection and not a diagnostic tool. It’s essential to consult with a mental health professional for a comprehensive assessment and appropriate support.